Archive for August 2014

It’s hard to beat a sailing vacation on the Chesapeake Bay

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Somebody once said that retirement is like a permanent vacation Whoever said that deserves the anonymity he enjoys today.  Reason: The unknown author either had no experience with a real vacation or he didn’t know any of the retired people I know.…

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Public policy and aging: “Houston, we’ve got a problem here”

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland In 1967, Israeli politician and diplomat, Abba Eban, said, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing – after they have tried everything else” – an observation frequently but incorrectly attributed to Winston Churchill.  Regardless of who said…

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